We will always defend freedom of speech in Texas, which is why House Bill 20 is now LAW in the Lone Star State.
— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) September 9, 2021
Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 20, the social media censorship bill, into law.
“We will always defend the freedom of speech in Texas, which is why I am proud to sign House Bill 20 into law to protect first amendment rights in the Lone Star State,” said Gov. Abbott. “Social media websites have become our modern-day public square. They are a place for healthy public debate where information should be able to flow freely — but there is a dangerous movement by social media companies to silence conservative viewpoints and ideas.”
That is wrong, and we will not allow it in Texas. I thank Senator Bryan Hughes, Representative Briscoe Cain, and the Texas Legislature for ensuring that House Bill 20 reached my desk during the second special session,” continued.